Silicon Validation Software Engineer: Embedded and Low-level Programming

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Role Number:200308258
At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. We are looking for exceptional software engineers at all experience levels to join a fast-paced environment. In this role, you will contribute to developing embedded software solution, debug and bring-up of the state-of-the-art next generation SOCs, supporting current and future Apple products. Your work will have a critical impact on getting high quality functional products to millions of customers quickly. You will be part of our core infrastructure software team responsible for developing and improving our embedded silicon validation software platforms, including Common Firmware Environment and RTOS.

Key Qualifications

  • Proficient in C/C++, assembly a plus
  • Background in embedded software development, bare metal, RTOS and/or Linux
  • Experience in boot code, CPU & SOC initialization, device drivers
  • Solid understanding about ARM specification, computer architecture, operating system
  • Experience in lpDDR4/5, DRAM initialization and calibration a big plus
  • Good troubleshooting skills in silicon bring-up and embedded software debugging
  • Familiar with IO protocols: I2C, SPI, SPMI, UART, GPIO, PCIe, USB-C
  • Experience with script language such as Python, Perl, or Tcl


• Develop boot and driver code for Apple SOC, including AP clusters, IO Co-Processor system, fabric, power management, memory and other I/O devices • Design, implement, and enhance Common Firmware Environment (CFE) and other platform software for Apple silicon validation organization • Develop system software to exercise power saving feature (suspend and resume) • Contribute to SDRAM initialization and calibration development • Implement firmware driver for PMIC and battery charging • Participate in the chip bring-up on simulator, emulation, FPGA and silicon ES • Develop applications covering system level use cases and functional features • Participate in SOC architecture, design specification and board schematics review

Education & Experience

BS / MS / Ph.D in EE, CE, or CS is preferred or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements